Glen Canyon Dam Tours

Glen Canyon Damn located just outside of Page is one of the largest and most important dams in the United States. The 710-foot (220 m) high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from 1956 to 1966 and forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. with a capacity of 27 million acre-feet (33 km3). The dam is named for Glen Canyon, a series of deep sandstone gorges now flooded by the reservoir. The dam helps ensure an equitable distribution of water between the states of the Upper Colorado River Basin (Colorado, Wyoming, and most of New Mexico and Utah) and the Lower Basin (California, Nevada, and most of Arizona). During years of drought, Glen Canyon guarantees a water delivery to the Lower Basin states, without the need for rationing in the Upper Basin. Glen Canyon Dam has been a focus of environmental controversy for nearly 100 years. Between the environmental impacts of flooding Glen Canyon (now Lake Powell), the environmental changes to the Grand Canyon, and the increased demand for this water in growing cities and states, Glen Canyon Dam and its overall benefit continues to be under scrutiny. This dam has a long and complicated history with unforeseen effects and demands. Going on a Glen Canyon Dam tour will be an informative and enlightening experience that is sure to resonate with those who care about climate change, growing resource demands, and environmental chains of events.


See Glen Canyon on a Guided Tour

Horseshoe Bend Air Tour

Get your camera ready to capture the serene beauty of Lake Powell, the engineering marvel of Glen Canyon Dam, and the curious curve of Horseshoe Bend with this one-of-a-kind helicopter tour.

Colorado River Smooth Water Small-Group Float Trip from Sedona or Flagstaff

Enjoy a mellow rafting trip on the Colorado River during this full-day tour from Sedona. En route to Glen Canyon, where your raft float takes place, drive through the Sonoran Desert highlights including the San Francisco Volcanic Field and Painted Desert. Stop at a trading post of the Nava
Enjoy a mellow rafting trip on the Colorado River during this full-day tour from Sedona. En route to Glen Canyon, where your raft float takes place, drive through the Sonoran Desert highlights including the San Francisco Volcanic Field and Painted Desert. Stop at a trading post of the Navajo Nation and browse the Native American jewelry and arts for sale. While floating down the Glen Canyon section of the Colorado River, marvel at the natural beauty, and take a lunchtime swim or hike to see Anasazi petroglyphs.

Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon Scenic Tour

Travel from Sedona or Flagstaff for a full-day tour of Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon, two of Arizona's natural treasures. Along the way, visit parts of the Navajo Nation, stop at an authentic trading post, and view the Painted Desert. Go offroading in spectacular Antelope Canyon with a l
Travel from Sedona or Flagstaff for a full-day tour of Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon, two of Arizona's natural treasures. Along the way, visit parts of the Navajo Nation, stop at an authentic trading post, and view the Painted Desert. Go offroading in spectacular Antelope Canyon with a local guide. Visit Glen Canyon and see the Colorado River, Lake Powell, and Vermillion Cliffs.

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